...hope. Two banana skins over Chrimbo one easily handled the other rescued in the final seconds, leaving Spurs in the top four with bizarrely the best defence and goal difference half way through the league.
...Death. Just a few weeks after “Philthy Animal” Taylor passed comes the news that days after his 70th birthday the man seen as indestructible, Lemmy, has died.
...Southampton. Both teams in Spurs' Premier League visit to Southampton probably looked at it being the best time to play the other, it looked like Southampton were right, until they were wrong.
...Coco. As the final Europa League group game came into town, Pochettino finally gave some of the regulars a day off, while the kids ran rings around Monaco to secure top spot.
...British telly drama. Finally got round to watching the BBC, trying to be Nordic Noir, six part cop drama series River, it was spoilt by the usual fault of the usual suspects.
...a relegation battle shutting up shop. The weekend fixture against Premier League strugglers Chelsea should that Spurs will have to deal with more little teams coming to The Lane trying to grab a point.
...not much less. Spurs made their merry way east to Azerbaijan for the Europa League tie with Qarabag and came back with the much needed three points, no injuries and not too much exertion expended.
...in the bin. With Spurs' unbeaten run in the league and West Ham turning over big teams on their travels this had Spursy banana skin written all over it, but the little team were put in their place.
...R.I.P. Sad news that one of rugby's greats, All Black, Jonah Lomu has died aged only 40 years old.
...kid. After a man of the match performance against France for England to follow up the one against Woolwich, Dele Alli will have Daniel Levy hearing cash register noises.
...Roy probably. A lot of people got rather too excited about England's undefeated run since the World Cup debacle through qualification for Euro 2016, in a never mind the quality feel the width way.
...and his knob* Drummer with the classic Motörhead trio line-up of the late 70s early 80s, then the second classic four piece line-up of the late 80s early 90s has died aged 61.
...chances. They were there, plenty of them, all chances to put the Woolwich Wanderers away but that killer touch was missing which meant that easy gifted equaliser was only seconds away from happening.
...Spurs can't, is that Spursy of them? In their second attempt to throw away a lead against Anderlecht in the Europa League, Spurs just couldn't do it, instead getting back on track with a 2-1 reversal of the first game score.
...didn't have it's leading man. Unfortunately old Tim didn't seem to be there to see one of his former clubs, Spurs, do over another of his former clubs, Aston Villa, must have been to busy watching gooner DVDs, his beloved club.